HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK

A hilarious, irreverent, interactive show for children and their adults by cult kids outfit The Listies.

On during the school holidays!

WHARF 1 THEATRE

The Play

Event closed. Returning in 2018! More info.


Sydney Theatre Company presents

THE TRAGEDY OF
HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK
A BADAPTATION OF 
THE BARD

By The Listies

An hour-long comedy bomb of Shakespeare plus ninjas. And zombies.

The Listies are the maestros of children’s theatre. Their tremendous storytelling, comedic genius and infectious imaginations make kids all over the world fall in love with theatre while howling with laughter. 

Now, they have created a new, very cheeky, interactive version of Hamlet for children. This comic adventure shatters the fourth wall and glues it back together with turbo-charged story-telling and silliness.

Hamlet is full of thrilling things that kids love in a good story: ghosts, castles, sword fights, fake blood and spooky stuff. Enter super-sonic gags, expertly timed stage trickery and special effects unlike anything kids have seen before and you have a very cleverly disguised Shakespearean tragedy for everyone aged five and over. 

And that’s not all… expect bonus pillow fights, pirates, ninjas, ninja pirates, aliens, ninja pirate aliens, zombies and a bunch of other hilarious stuff as The Listies take kids and their adults on a fun-filled hour of mayhem that mischievously celebrates the excitement and unpredictable nature of live theatre.  

The only thing we can be sure of is that everyone dies at the end – including the audience! 

“Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly, but what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun. The Listies occupy a dimension all of their own.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Recommended for ages 5+

Duration: 1hr (no interval)

#STCHAMLET


Pricing information

Season Ticket prices
Pick six or more plays to create a personalised Season Ticket package. More info.

All tickets $30
Previews $22

Single Ticket prices
A Reserve $35
B Reserve $30 
Previews $25

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: $0
Single tickets: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter
 

Our 2016 SeasonExplore the 2016 plays

Dates

Previews 16 Jun – 18 Jun 2016
Season 21 Jun – 17 Jul 2016

Performance start times
Tue – Fri 11am; Fri and Sat 7pm; Sat and Sun 2pm


Pricing and ticket information

Season Ticket prices
Pick six or more plays to create a personalised Season Ticket package. More info.

All tickets $30
Previews $22

Single Ticket prices
A Reserve $35
B Reserve $30 
Previews $25

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected]. Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: $0
Single tickets: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Age recommendation
Recommended for ages 5+


Schools Days

Tue 21 Jun 11am
Wed 22 Jun 11am
Thur 23 Jun 11am
Fri 24 Jun 11am
Tue 28 Jun 11am
Wed 29 Jun 11am
Thu 30 Jun 11am

Find out more about our Schools Days.


Important travel update

From 4 Oct 2015, all travel into the Sydney CBD will be affected by construction works for a light-rail line along George Street. These changes affect car and bus routes. It is important to plan ahead and allow additional travel time.  Please visit mysydney.nsw.gov.au for more information and consider using journey planning apps on your smartphone or tablet devices. 

Co-creators Declan Greene, Richard Higgins & Matt Kelly
Director Declan Greene
Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Jed Palmer

 

With
Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, Courtney Stewart

 

Marketing image James Green

 

Production photos Prudence Upton  

Reviews of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark

"If you want your kids to have fun at the theatre and fall for all its magic, get them to a Listies show as soon as possible... Nobody else makes Shakespeare this fun." ★★★★ Daily Review

"this is Hamlet with everything you could have wanted and more, and it’s the perfect way to introduce a young person to the magic and chaos of theatre, as well as to the work of Shakespeare." ★★★★ Arts Hub

“One of the funniest introductions to Shakespeare imaginable.” ★★★★ Sunday Telegraph

"In short, it's hilarious." Sydney Morning Herald

"Funny, entertaining and full of energy and imagination." Stage Whispers

Critics in Australian and overseas rave about The Listies’ previous work for children:

“Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly, but what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun. The Listies occupy a dimension all of their own.” Sydney Morning Herald

“This manic Australian double act know all the right buttons to push to make children shriek with laughter" The Guardian, UK

“If the Wiggles are the Eagles then The Listies are the Sex Pistols." Sydney Morning Herald

“The names of the actors are Richard and Matt, they are extremely funny and slightly stupid.” Archie’s Blog [Archie is 10-years old]

“If your kids have never been to the theatre before, do them a favour and make [The Listies] their first experience. It’s something they will never forget.” The Scotsman (UK)

“Their strength is that they don't treat children like dummies.” Sydney Morning Herald

“… It would almost be a waste for this gloriously anarchic show to be seen only by children!” Chortle, UK

Co-creators Declan Greene, Richard Higgins & Matt Kelly
Director Declan Greene
Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Jed Palmer

 

With
Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, Courtney Stewart

 

Marketing image James Green

 

Production photos Prudence Upton  

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